The song of the day for Thursday, August 12, 2021, is “Once Upon a Summertime.”
About This Song
“Once Upon a Summertime” was composed in 1954 by Michel Legrand and Eddie Barclay, with French lyrics bby Eddie Marnay. Johnny Mercer wrote the English lyrics. Blossom Dearie recorded the first English version of “Once Upon a Summertime” in 1958 for her album of the same name. Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughan recorded it in 1963, followed by Bill Evans in 1964.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Once Upon a Summertime” in 1962 for his album I Wanna Be Around. Marty Manning wrote the arrangment.
“Once Upon a Summertime” as well as I Wanna Be Around is available on Apple Music.